Novelteak. FSC™ Certified Teak, from seed to product.
Novelteak supplies distributors, industrial and retail customers with consistent grades, dimensions and volumes of FSC™ certified teak. Because our company fully owns and manages the land, the FSC™certified plantations and our state of the art FSC™manufacturing facility, our customers can plan their next teak product line, an industrial component and/or construction project knowing we are the best supplier for their teak needs. When looking for FSC™ certified teak Think Novelteak !
Teak is one of the world's best-known and most durable hardwoods
Teak is one of the world's best-known and most durable hardwoods. Is well known for its above ground durability, with a life expectancy of greater than 40 years. Teak exhibits a good resistance to acids, and will not corrode metal fixings. Teak is termite-resistant, water-resistant thank to natural oleoresins, and is resistant to mold and mildew.
Teak occurs naturally in the monsoon forests of India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Teak plantations have been established in tropical regions around the world, including Central America, where Novelteak is pioneer and the major producer and exporter.
Teak's heartwood is typically golden brown in colour and grain is usually straight, sapwood is pale yellow. A board will show longitudinal streaks and an uneven grain texture, ranging from coarse to smooth. The freshly cut wood can be variable in colour, with blotches and streaks, but prolonged exposure to light ameliorates the more extreme variations. Teak contains an oleoresin which gives the timber a greasy feel, and imparts a distinctive odour to freshly cut material.
Teak is a firm timber, in general easily worked. Because of the timber's relatively high silica content the use of tungsten-carbide blades is recommended. When gluing it is important to bond only freshly dressed surfaces. Teak will readily accept paints and stains. It also varnishes, polishes and waxes well.
In general construction it is suitable for flooring, decking, framing, cladding, fascias and barge boards. Decorative uses of teak include indoor and outdoor furniture, parquetry, turnery, carving, lining and paneling. Due to its high strength and low shrinkage index, is also used for door and window frames, table & kitchen tops, beams, columns and steps. Teak has been also used for boatbuilding and for cooperage, pipes, and chemical vats.
Choosing FSC™ certified plantation teak from Novelteak rewards responsible growing techniques that are environmentally friendly and renewable.
FSC™ certified plantation teak and teak produced in Southeast Asia are both characterized by dense, durable and beautifully grained wood, but Novelteak production is renewable and has no negative impact on the environment. Novelteak forest operation and manufacturing facility are both FSC™ certified. Click to review our certifications
FSC™ certified plantation teak and teak produced in Southeast Asia are both Tectona grandis and characterized by dense, durable and beautifully grained wood. Novelteak production is renewable and has no negative impact on the environment.
FSC™ teak vs illegal logging
Illegal logging accounts for 50-90% of all forestry activities in key producer tropical forests, such as those of the Amazon Basin, Central Africa and Southeast Asia, and 15-30% of all wood traded globally, including hardwood species like teak, cumaru and ipe. Source: wwf.panda.org
Novelteak started to fight deforestation in 1989 and since then we have been investing and growing forests under FSC™ standards so the world has an option to keep using high-quality hardwoods for ever without depleting natural forests.
FSC™ teak vs synthetics and chemicals
Replacing chemicals of concern with natural wood is a safer alternative that helps conserving resources through continuous product cycles, increasing use of renewable energy and have a positive impact on communities and ecosystems.
Novelteak produces a natural, renewable product that is a Co2 perfect storage that does not affect environment, and we use our biomass production to generate energy for us and third companies. A complete and virtuous production cycle.
Leading innovation from seed to product
Architects, builders and designers can rely on Novelteak Teak fully integrated operation to ensure high-quality FSC™ certified teak for any application.
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Teak lumber’s combination of long-lasting durability against the elements and being one of the hardest and strongest of all lumber has always made it an ideal material for both interior and exterior construction and building projects. When it comes to showcasing your unique designs with the best materials and wood possible our plantation grown FSC® Teak is one of the most durable of all woods.
Every project is unique. At Pacific Coast Teak, we are committed to helping you elevate your designs by providing you with the best Teak available.
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Pacific Coast Teak has chosen its FSC teak plantation areas carefully. By growing teak on plantations and sustainable harvesting is accomplished without environmental deforestation and growing teak in plantations in Central and South America greatly reduces shipping costs. Our teak plantation grown lumber is managed in a renewable sustainable environment. Teak (Tectona grandis) is one of the most well known timbers of the world. Its timber qualities include attractiveness in color and grain, durability, lightness with strength, ease of seasoning without splitting and cracking, ease of working and carving, resistance to termite, fungus, and weathering, etc. The main objective of our teak plantations is to produce high quality timber trees with good growth